Armenia: This Time, EU Deal Meets Russian Approval

European Council President Donald Tusk (right) meets with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan in Brussels in late February. Brussels and Yerevan have gone back to the drawing board and worked out a new partnership agreement, expected to be signed in November. (Photo: European Council)

The last time Armenia negotiated closer ties with the European Union, in 2013, Russia swooped in at the last minute with a better offer to join the rival Customs Union and persuaded President Serzh Sargsyan to abandon the EU deal.

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Joshua Kucera is the Turkey/Caucasus editor at EurasiaNet, and author of The Bug Pit.

Armenia: This Time, EU Deal Meets Russian Approval

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